Sources Of Manganese
||snails, egg yolk
||sunflower, coconuts, peanuts, pecans, walnuts, chestnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, brazil nuts
||blueberries, olives, avocados
||corn, corn germ, parsley, legumes
||wheat, wheat germ and bran, rice, barley, oats, buckwheat, rye
||kelp, cloves, tea
Roles In The Body
- Energy Production, essential for
- Glucose tolerance levels, necessary for maintaining
- Tendons and ligaments, maintains integrity of
- Bone development, essential for
Functions Of Manganese
|Nervous system -
||synthesis of neurotransmitters
|Reproductive system -
|Endocrine system -
||required for normal adrenal and thyroid gland activity
||tendons, ligaments, connective tissue
||energy production, glucose tolerance, utilization of fats and carbohydrates
||involved in superoxide dismutase
Symptoms Associated With A Manganese Deficiency
||ringing in the ears
|bone fractures or osteoporosis
||weak ligaments and tendons
Symptoms Associated With A Manganese Excess
zinc, choline, vitamin K
||calcium, phosphorus, iron, soy protein
||copper, magnesium, iron, vanadium
Hair Analysis Notes
Manganese is called the maternal mineral because manganese-deficient animals cease to care for their young.
High Hair Manganese:
Low Hair Manganese:
- may be due to manganese toxicity derived from drinking water containing excessively high levels of manganese.
- low hair manganese levels are extremely common. However, if the manganese level is below .03 mg% it is considered very low.
- low manganese usually correlates with slow oxidation and low energy levels.
Reasons For Manganese Supplementation
to raise low sodium levels
to lower excessive iron, copper or other toxic metal levels
to correct a low sodium/potassium ratio
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